Northeastern University’s Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program is a two-year fellowship designed to advance the education and training of Pharm.D. graduates in various areas of industry pharmacy including regulatory affairs, medical information/affairs, patient safety, outcomes research, and many other areas. The program is a collaboration between Northeastern University and biopharmaceutical industry partners.
Our program provides a dynamic academic environment offering fellows the opportunity for a wide breadth of experiences:
Develop teaching skills through participation in our Teaching and Learning Seminar series
Facilitate small and large group didactic education in partnership with a faculty mentor
Create, present, and publish scholarly research through collaborative industry and university relationships
Engage with faculty who participate in various interdisciplinary
Network with area residents and other Northeastern fellows via professional development programs, teaching seminars, and participation on fellowship committees
In partnership with Northeastern University, Ipsen is offering a two-year Epidemiology (Epi) and Real-World Evidence (RWE) Sciences PharmD fellowship based in Cambridge, MA.
We are not accepting PPS interview requests. Applicants must apply through our career portal to be considered for this position. Apply today using the link at the end of this posting!
Ipsen is a global, biopharmaceutical group focused on innovation and specialty care. The group develops and commercializes innovative medicines in three key therapeutic areas – Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. Our presence in North America dates back to 1976, and now includes Ipsen’s third global hub right in the heart of the leading global biotech ecosystem in Cambridge, Mass., where a fully integrated biopharmaceutical team across External Innovation and Partnering, R&D, Manufacturing and Commercial operations collaborates. With Ipsen’s expansion of its footprint in Cambridge, and new North America headquarters in Kendall Square, the group is building a sustainable innovation engine within the biotech community.
At Ipsen, we have a clear mission: to improve patients’ lives. We are a dynamic and growing global biopharmaceutical leader focused on innovation and specialty care, with a focus on 3 core areas: oncology, neuroscience, and rare diseases.
This Fellowship Program in collaboration with Northeastern University and Ipsen is designed to provide healthcare professional graduates (PharmD: BSN: DPT: PA) who also hold an MPH degree with an opportunity to gain in-depth experience in the biopharmaceutical industry within Ipsen’s Epidemiology and RWE Sciences Group. For this particular Fellowship position, Ipsen is seeking candidates with educational experience in epidemiology and/or real-world evidence research; it is preferred that a candidate has completed an MPH (or equivalent) degree.
Areas of Focus for the PharmD: BSN: DPT: PA /MPH Fellowship Program include:
Real-World Evidence (RWE) Sciences
Integrated Evidence Generation Planning
Health Economics and Outcomes Research
*Other cross-functional experiences can be considered per candidate aspirations and availability of appropriate mentors
The program consists of a 2-year fellowship with the Epidemiology and RWE Science team within Global Medical Affairs. As part of this program, the Fellow will have opportunities to have interactions with a number of different functions within the company. The Fellow also participates in the Northeastern University seminars/events/teaching opportunities. The Fellow will work on-site at Ipsen in Cambridge, MA, and at Northeastern offices on campus.
Manage activities around generation of basic epidemiologic data for cross-functional partners across all the Ipsen therapeutic areas and functions
Understand various tasks, processes and industry standards involved in conducting RWE/epidemiologic activity areas at Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Assist in the management of integrated evidence plans across therapeutic areas
Be an active contributor to the team to develop/launch RWE strategies within the Ipsen Teams
Collaborate with cross-functional teams (regulatory, marketing, sales, legal, clinical development) to provide and communicate the most up to date data generation plans and needs as a subject matter expert
Support Epidemiology & RWE Sciences Strategy Leads to manage and oversee operational activities around RWE projects launched by the Epidemiology & RWE Sciences team
Gain experience and skills to be a successful member of an Epi and/or RWE Sciences team in the biotech industry
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited institution, eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Massachusetts.
Excellent oral and written communication, time management, and leadership skills, ability to work independently and take initiative on a variety of projects at the industry site and Northeastern.
Applicants should submit the following APPLICATION MATERIALS by the priority deadline of October 31, 2023
Curriculum vitae (CV), uploaded
Unofficial PharmD transcripts, uploaded
Cover letter, uploaded
Three formal letters of recommendation (LORs) sent directly from the letter writer to PharmDFellowships@northeastern.edu by November 29th , 2023. LOR writers should include the candidate’s name and fellowship program(s) in the subject line (e.g. Smith, John – Alnylam, GSK).
Address cover letter and three LORs to:
J. Andrew Orr-Skirvin, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy
Chair, Department of Pharmacy & Health System Sciences
Director of Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program
Northeastern University Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships Program offers a variety of two-year post-PharmD research fellowships. We aim to provide fellows with a dynamic environment to develop industry and academic skills to be leaders in their fields.
With the rich biopharmaceutical landscape of Greater Boston as a backdrop, our programs offer the fellow an opportunity to work with innovative industry partners in a variety of specialty areas while partnering with Northeastern University faculty in the areas of research, scholarship, and teaching.